Portage la Prairie (provincial electoral district)

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Portage la Prairie
Manitoba electoral district
PortagelaPrairieED2011.jpg
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
MLA
 
 
 
Ian Wishart
Progressive Conservative
District created 1870
First contested 1870
Last contested 2016

Portage la Prairie is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It has existed since the province's creation in 1870.

Portage la Prairie is located in southern Manitoba. It is bordered to the north by Lake Manitoba, to the south by Carman, to the west by Turtle Mountain, and to the east by Lakeside and Morris.

Portage la Prairie itself is in the central part of the riding. Other communities in the riding include Oakville, Newton, St. Marks, and Dakota Plains Wahpeton First Nation.

The riding's population in 1996 was 18,785. In 1999, the average family income was $45,302, and the unemployment rate was 7.00%. The health and service sector accounts for 18% of the riding's industry, followed by agriculture at 13%.

Thirteen per cent of Portage la Prairie's residents are aboriginal, while a further 6% are German.

Portage la Prairie has been held since by the Progressive Conservative Party for most of its history, although the New Democratic Party has increased its standing in the riding in recent years.

List of provincial representatives[edit]

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Frederick Bird Opposition/Canadian Party 1870 1874
Kenneth McKenzie Opposition/Liberal 1874 1875
Government/Liberal 1875 1878
James Cowan Government(?)/Conservative 1878 1879
Government/Independent Liberal 1879 1883
Joseph Martin Lib 1883 1892
Robert Watson Lib 1892 1899
William Garland Cons 1899 1902
Hugh Armstrong Cons 1902 1914
Ewan McPherson Lib 1914 1920
Fawcett Taylor Cons 1920 1933
William Sexsmith Cons 1933 1943
Charles Greenlay Cons/PC 1943 1950
Lib-Prog 1950 1959
John Christianson PC 1959 1962
Gordon Johnston Lib 1962 1977
Lloyd Hyde PC 1977 1985
Ed Connery PC 1986 1992
Brian Pallister PC 1992 1997
David Faurschou PC 1997 2011
Ian Wishart PC 2011 present

Electoral results[edit]

Manitoba general election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ian Wishart 4,635 70.6
Liberal Stephen J. Prince 1,238 18.8
New Democratic Alex MacDonald 697 10.6
Total valid votes 6,570 100.0  
Eligible voters 13,029
Source: Elections Manitoba[1]
Manitoba general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Ian Wishart 3,566 52.24
New Democratic James Kostuchuk 2,689 39.39
Liberal Michelle Cudmore-Armstrong 571 8.37
Total valid votes
Rejected and declined ballots
Turnout
Electors on the lists


Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative David Faurschou 3,344 48.16% $27,243.58
New Democratic James Kostuchuk 2,935 42.23% $25,460.29
Liberal Marvin Krawec 643 9.25% $21,600.10
Total valid votes 6,922 99.60
Rejected and declined ballots 28
Turnout 6,950 57.10
Electors on the lists 12,172

[2]

June, 2003:[3]


Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative David Faurschou 3,476 46.28 $24,894.04
New Democratic Connie Gretsinger 2,769 36.87 $5,468.00
Liberal Dave Cook 1,116 14.86 $21,481.96
Libertarian Gary Bergen 111 1.48 $347.69
Total valid votes 7,472 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 39
Turnout 7,511 59.76
Electors on the lists 12,569

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Previous boundaries[edit]

The 1998-2011 boundaries for Portage la Prairie highlighted in red

References[edit]

Coordinates: 50°04′16″N 98°18′58″W / 50.071°N 98.316°W / 50.071; -98.316